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Analytical Thinking, Problem Solving and Decision Making

AMA - American Management Association
Training overview
Professional Course
2 days
From 2,345 USD
Start dates
Online
2,345 USD
12/14/2020
AMA - American Management Association

Course description

Analytical Thinking, Problem Solving and Decision Making

Today, it's everyone’s job to effectively solve problems. Analytical thinking and problem solving are foundational thinking skills that involve breaking things down into their component parts. They also involve deductive reasoning, drawing conclusions from givens and applying judgments to reach conclusions from a combination of evidence and assumptions.

This seminar introduces you to fundamental thinking processes so that you can successfully analyze and solve a wide variety of business problems. Get these essential analytical thinking and problem-solving skills now to give yourself a powerful competitive and career advantage!

 

How you will benefit:

  • Learn a process for breaking down complex problems into their components and gain clarity around possible solutions
  • Apply strategies and techniques to avoid emotional triggers that can impede your best thinking
  • Explore how to generate solutions to atypical problems and then test the solutions
  • Know how to accurately interpret probability and other methods for increasing certainty in your judgment
  • Learn strategies for negotiating among variables and conditions
  • Recognize the difference between rationality of purpose and rationality of process

Who should attend?

Any individual who wants to be better equipped to face and solve today’s complex business problems by using a foundational process for reasoning and problem solving.

Training content

This training course will cover:

  • Understanding how we think and reason
  • Identifying underlying factors that explain why intelligent people do irrational things
  • Using a four-part model for effective reasoning
  • Balancing multiple conditions impacting a business situation
  • Comprehending the foundations of conditional logic (if x, then y) and disjunctive logic (x or y), and when to use them
  • Identifying the barriers and challenges to effectively using different kinds of logic
  • Exploring the difference between logical analysis and facts
  • Exploring the three aspects of probability and their application in business
  • Moving from pieces to the big picture and creating/testing solutions
  • Identifying common patterns to look for in data
  • Comprehending the hypothetical method and its two stages: formation and testing
  • Problem-solving skills and first steps: seeing patterns, abstracting to models and developing hypotheses
  • Using data to form and test a hypothesis
  • Beyond fundamentals—moving from analytical thinking to critical thinking
  • Applying the four components of analytical reasoning to a real-life work situation
  • Tying it all together and forming your action plan

Costs

The course is priced as follows: $2345 - Non-members
$2095 - AMA members
$1984 - GSA price

About AMA

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About American Management Association International

For over 90 years, American Management Association International (AMA) has been a world leader in professional development. AMA supports the goals of individuals, organizations, and government agencies with a complete range of corporate talent transformation solutions, including public open-enrollment seminars...


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